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Dongfeng EQ2101

Light utility vehicle

Dongfeng EQ2101

The Dongfeng EQ2101 was designed to provide troops with logistical and utility support

 
 
Country of origin China
Entered service 2015
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 11 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight (curb) 8 000 - 10 000 kg
Payload capacity 2 000 - 2 500 kg
Length 6.45 m
Width 2.38 m
Height 2.07 m
Mobility
Engine IYC6DV diesel
Engine power 237 hp
Maximum road speed 120 km/h
Range at least 500 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 40%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.45 m
Trench 0.7 m
Fording 0.75 m
Fording (with preparation) 1.2 m

 

   The Dongfeng EQ2101 is Chinese tactical vehicle with 6x6 configuration. It was first publicly revealed in 2014. At the time of its introduction this vehicle was also called the Mengshi (Chinese for brave soldier). The EQ2101 is a larger version of Dongfeng CSK141 with an added axle. Both of these vehicles share similar automotive components. Some versions of the EQ2101 are in service with Chinese armed forces. Its operational version was first seen in 2015 during a military parade. This tactical vehicle is also being proposed for export customers.

   The Dongfeng EQ2101 is a purpose-designed military vehicle, rather than a militarized version of commercial design. It can operate in demanding conditions and withstand heavy use.  The EQ2101 has a payload capacity and size of a light truck. In concept it is similar to Emirati and Jordanian Nimr with 6x6 configuration.

   The main role of the Dongfeng EQ2101 is to provide troops with logistical and utility support. Also there are some specialized versions of this vehicle. It can be configured as a command post vehicle, or weapon carrier.

   There are 2-, 4-, and 5-door versions of this vehicle. Number of passengers depends on the version. All versions of the EQ2101 can be armored. Payload capacity ranges from 2 000 to 2 500 kg, depending on the version. It can carry various cargo and supplies instead of troops. This military vehicle can also tow trailers and light artillery pieces.

   Armored versions of the Dongfeng EQ2101 provide protection for the crew and passengers from small arms fire and artillery shell splinters. Their front arc withstands 7.62x39 mm armor-piercing rounds, fired from 100 meters. All-round protection is against 7.62x39 mm ordinary rounds fired from 100 meters. However this lightly armored vehicles can not match protection offered by dedicated armored personnel carriers.

   This tactical vehicle can be armed with a roof-mounted 12.7 mm machine gun, or alternatively, a 35 mm automatic grenade launcher. Also there is a version armed with remotely controlled weapon station. Various other weapons can be mounted depending on customer requirements.

   Vehicle is powered by an IYC6DV turbocharged diesel engine, developing 237 hp. It has 6x6 configuration and is fitted with a central tyre inflations system. It has good cross-country mobility and can travel over difficult terrain. A self-recovery winch is fitted at the front as standard.

 

Variants

 

   Armored version. This vehicle has 4 doors. One of them is a clamshell-type door. The upper part opens upwards, while the lower part opens downwards. This armored vehicle accommodates driver, plus up to 11 passengers.

   Dongfeng EQ2101EB is a cargo version with a 2-door cab with a large cargo area at the rear. It accommodates driver plus 3 passengers and has a payload capacity of 2 000 kg.

   Dongfeng EQ2101MCTB is a light protected vehicle with 6x6 configuration. This vehicle has got 3 doors and accommodates driver, plus up to 11 passengers.

 

 
Dongfeng EQ2101EB

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Dongfeng EQ2101MCTB

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